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by yellowtriumph
Mon May 25, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Sapphire and Steel - ITV strike 1979

...Each company had their own format, there was no standard layout imposed on the companies by the ITA/IBA... There's an example ATV one here . That’s an interesting document and intrigues me somewhat more for what it doesn’t show. It doesn’t give any detailed information about the timing and posit...
by yellowtriumph
Sat May 23, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: Thoughts on Van Der Valk
Replies: 34
Views: 2141

Re: Thoughts on Van Der Valk

Happened to catch one of these on TPTV on the telly last night, I did not see any of this series originally as I was a student at the time with other things to do than watch telly! I really enjoyed everything about it, the quality of the acting from all the main characters, the mixture of VT and 16m...
by yellowtriumph
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: BBC facilities
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: BBC facilities

My wife travelled down from Scotland to take up one of these posts, albeit a few years later. You probably all see her work everyday now if you did but know.
by yellowtriumph
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Roger Marshall (1934-2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Roger Marshall (1934-2020)

Public Eye being a classic textbook example of a thoughtful script, masterfully executed. Always a treat to watch his ‘stuff’.
by yellowtriumph
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: A Family at War - The War Office Regrets - strike action
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: A Family at War - The War Office Regrets - strike action

The agreement between the ACTT and the ITV companies at the time was quite clear in this respect. If an ITV company was unable to transmit a programme to any other ITV company due to industrial action then the receiving company(ies) had to individually fill the space with locally sourced material.
by yellowtriumph
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: The nodding correspondents
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: The nodding correspondents

Are there any broadcasters out there who can comment on this bizarre observation I've made ? OK - the scene in the newsroom is set with our presenter leading up to a report from a correspondent anywhere in the world. You can see said correspondent on a monitor in the background. Standard head and s...
by yellowtriumph
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: More popular outside their region of production
Replies: 47
Views: 2297

Re: More popular outside their region of production

Although I don't think Russell Harty Plus was ever *fully* networked, I believe some other ITV regions apart from LWT did take the programme at various stages of its existence. I certainly don't remember seeing it in the HTV West region (where I lived until 1978), although that might simply have be...
by yellowtriumph
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Last-minute replacements
Replies: 46
Views: 2487

Re: Last-minute replacements

The answer to you first question is surely self evident - self promotion. I can’t quite see where we’re going with this. I used to be closely involved with the C4 presentation suite at LWT and I’m telling you that we did very occasional local promotions. ‘Meanwhile over on ITV’ sort of things etc. ...
by yellowtriumph
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Last-minute replacements
Replies: 46
Views: 2487

Re: Last-minute replacements

Yes, there was local continuity - certainly in London at the weekends. But the opportunity to do it was obviously determined by the C4 presentation facility at each individual ITV company, and crucially, the slots made available in the C4 schedule to do it. It was very limited, and those companies ...
by yellowtriumph
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Last-minute replacements
Replies: 46
Views: 2487

Re: Last-minute replacements

Yes, there was local continuity - certainly in London at the weekends. But the opportunity to do it was obviously determined by the C4 presentation facility at each individual ITV company, and crucially, the slots made available in the C4 schedule to do it. It was very limited, and those companies ...
by yellowtriumph
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Last-minute replacements
Replies: 46
Views: 2487

Re: Last-minute replacements

The programme was being produced by an independent production company using the technical facilities at LWT. I think it was in Studio 3. Ah, thanks for that - as I suspected. Some ITV companies had simple facilities to just insert local commercials and others had somewhat grander facilities to prod...
by yellowtriumph
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Last-minute replacements
Replies: 46
Views: 2487

Re: Last-minute replacements

I was suggesting that the ITV franchise holders were responsible for playout of all IBA controlled channels in their area, although LWT could easily be the London playout to the network feed (assuming I understand how it worked) and the ITV franchise holders then had duty offices to monitor the pla...
by yellowtriumph
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Last-minute replacements
Replies: 46
Views: 2487

Re: Last-minute replacements

The programme was being produced by an independent production company using the technical facilities at LWT. I think it was in Studio 3. So, the facilities were being manned by LWT staff. Whether LWT’s television production facility had ‘morphed’ from ‘LWT Production Facilities’ to ‘The London Studi...
by yellowtriumph
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: A question for the TV experts
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: A question for the TV experts

Point of order Mr Chairman, post 1993 the programme companies became licence holders in their areas, they were no longer referred to as programme contractors.
by yellowtriumph
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Last-minute replacements
Replies: 46
Views: 2487

Re: Last-minute replacements

The After Dark incident was quite an extraordinary story which I don't think I'd appreciated properly until now: the show was taken off air for 20 minutes because of a hoax call, and subsequently came back. This letter from the programme's producer was published in Broadcast magazine on 27 November...
by yellowtriumph
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Thames TV
Replies: 64
Views: 3985

Re: Thames TV

I’m sure Christopher Robbie would be up for it.
by yellowtriumph
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 3900

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

Just to side track a little, the 25th celebrations at LWT weren’t just restricted to on-air events. There were also cast reunions at Kent House. I remember of a lot of the remaining cast of ‘On the Buses’ being warmly welcomed to one such event in the hospitality suite.
by yellowtriumph
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Ashes to Ashes
Topic: Freddie Jones (1927–2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Freddie Jones (1927–2019)

I thought his performance in Granada’s “The Caesars” was certainly at least equal to Derek Jacobi’s In “I Claudius“. Both great of course.
by yellowtriumph
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons
Replies: 107
Views: 3900

Re: 1989 Thames/ Yorkshire/ LWT repeat seasons

There was a Philip Mackie season too, including a complete repeat of The Organization , the play The Naked Civil Servant and single editions from Maupassant and Saki . The channel also repeated The Human Jungle in its entirety as well as the half-hour Danger Man s. I recorded this C4 transmission o...
by yellowtriumph
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: 7Up question
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: 7Up question

I'd assume any necessary restoration would have been done for the DVD releases? Despite being a child of 1957 myself, I had not previously seen a single episode of the Up series until this latest. I found 63 Up absolutely fascinating, I'm tempted at investing £17 on the DVDs of all the previous ser...
by yellowtriumph
Sat May 25, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Shows that changed stations
Replies: 25
Views: 1100

Re: Shows that changed stations

Not exactly changed sides. The ITA London Franchise holder changed from A-R to Thames, but as Thames was a shotgun marriage with A-R the junior partner, it is a tenuous change if at all. Associated Newspapers had long sold its interest in A-R before the franchise changes in 1968, by then the compan...
by yellowtriumph
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: EMI 2001 - a model
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: EMI 2001 - a model

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by yellowtriumph
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Tech Ops
Topic: EMI 2001 - a model
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: EMI 2001 - a model

Would you ‘do’ one with LWT on the side? Or maybe blank so that I could add one?
by yellowtriumph
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC Lunchtime News - daily cockup
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: BBC Lunchtime News - daily cockup

One of the more recent well known ones, was when a the wrong chap was being interviewed on a particular subject and then admitted several minutes into it, that he was there to talk about something else.! As in? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6Y2uQn_wvc Yes!...that's it...didn't realise it was THA...
by yellowtriumph
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: BBC Lunchtime News - daily cockup
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: BBC Lunchtime News - daily cockup

Mark wrote:One of the more recent well known ones, was when a the wrong chap was being interviewed on a particular subject and then admitted several minutes into it, that he was there to talk about something else.!

As in?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6Y2uQn_wvc
by yellowtriumph
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "The London Studios:Home Of The Stars"
Replies: 21
Views: 929

Re: "The London Studios:Home Of The Stars"

I could never think of it as "The London Studios" only the LWT studios. I was working the other side of the rive when they still had the scaffolding up on the tower and the building next to it had Daily Mil on the frontage. It was only modern looking building between Blackfriars and Waterloo bridge...
by yellowtriumph
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "The London Studios:Home Of The Stars"
Replies: 21
Views: 929

Re: "The London Studios:Home Of The Stars"

You’re right, “Wish Me Luck” ran into 1990 (presumably RX 1989) and “The Charmer” was 1987 so I rather think that “Wish Me Luck” was the last LWT multi-cam drama recorded at TLS. Although of course there may have been subsequent stuff. Where was “A Perfect Hero” recorded? TX 1991 and it was a co-pr...
by yellowtriumph
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Current Television
Topic: "The London Studios:Home Of The Stars"
Replies: 21
Views: 929

Re: "The London Studios:Home Of The Stars"

Seems incredible it's all being destroyed as Kent Tower (was that what it was called?) is by no means an ugly blot on the landscape IMHO. I think the last traditional VT drama made there was the The Charmer which of course is long time ago now. But LWT upped it's game to ATV when it moved there and...
by yellowtriumph
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Christmas tapes
Replies: 17
Views: 1036

Re: Christmas tapes

The Mastermind out-take was my contribution B Oh, I didn't know you were a contestant, did you mess up? ;) Ho, ho. By the time Good King Memorex was being made, everyone was looking out for content. Stars like Noel Edmonds were saying "Merry Christmas VT" every time something went wrong. I had a ru...
by yellowtriumph
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Archive Television
Topic: Christmas tapes
Replies: 17
Views: 1036

Re: Christmas tapes

Should be interesting (look forward to the "Mastermind" one, Bernie) the programme has been mentioned in one or two threads. Wasn't it the 79 one with Legs and Co dancing about in VT? Always thought the ITV versions were somewhat lame in comparison. Think about the size of the staff and facilities ...